With effect from 8 March 2013 the amount of parental leave to which eligible employees are entitled will increase from 13 weeks to 18 weeks.
In addition, the law will also change to extend the right to request flexible working to agency workers returning to work following a period of parental leave.
For more information about this, and other upcoming changes, please click here to read our article “Employment law review of 2012 and preview of 2013″.
We would advise all employers to check their policies and procedures to ensure they are up to date.
For subscribers to the FBsupport service, we have updated the following policies and guides to take account of these changes:
- The staff handbook;
- The guidance on the staff handbook; and
- Our checklist for parental leave v’s dependant care leave.
These can all be found in the “start of employment” section of the members page.
If you are not a subscriber but would like to have access to our updated documents, you can join our service for only £99 plus vat, this gives you 12 months online access to a wealth of policies, procedures, contract and “how to” guides. Please click here for more information on this service along with other packages we can offer